What bottle of wine did you open today?

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#12301 Post by Barry L i p t o n » September 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm

Friday: The last of Domaine Philipe Gilbert Menetou Salon 2008
Saturday: Krug 375 from before the labeling change
Today: 2002 Baumard Savennieres

The Krug was, of course fabulous, and the other two were great examples of why I like older Loire wines - while I miss a little of the youthful verve, it makes up for it with wisdom.

2001 Vintage Tunina was DQ=ed to prem-ox (or just ox-ed) depending on your expectations.

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#12302 Post by G. Bienstock » September 13th, 2020, 8:13 pm

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Friday: The last of Domaine Philipe Gilbert Menetou Salon 2008
Saturday: Krug 375 from before the labeling change
Today: 2002 Baumard Savennieres

The Krug was, of course fabulous, and the other two were great examples of why I like older Loire wines - while I miss a little of the youthful verve, it makes up for it with wisdom.

2001 Vintage Tunina was DQ=ed to prem-ox (or just ox-ed) depending on your expectations.
02 Baumard Papillon was excellent in the past. A benchmark Savennieres.
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#12303 Post by Craig G » September 13th, 2020, 8:47 pm

2017 De Villaine Bouzeron Aligoté. I always love this wine. Our daughter’s boyfriend went fishing and gave us a bunch of rockfish that we filleted and sautéed.
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#12304 Post by melvinyeo » September 14th, 2020, 7:51 am

  • 2014 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Bourgogne Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (14/9/2020)
    Another knockout 2014 Bourgogne blanc. Fat and round but it was balanced by the vintage’s excellent acid. Had a lovely lemon zing to it. One of the few remaining old school producers.
  • 2018 Cantina Terlan Pinot Grigio - Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Alto Adige - Südtirol (14/9/2020)
    Citrus, pear and a straw-like character that was similar to a Sauvignon Blanc. Better than the generic wallet-friendly supermarket Pinot Grigio that we used to glug as students but still not too interesting.
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#12305 Post by Ian Alper » September 14th, 2020, 10:03 am

We were finally able to visit our property after over 3 weeks of mandatory evacuation. Great to be home but somewhat overwhelmed by all the destruction. So thankful our home still stands. We are truly blessed but grieving for those that lost so much.

A few neighbors came by and we popped some corks. Safely distanced outdoor celebration with tables 8 ft apart.

The two stars: Magnum of Karl Lawrence 1992 Napa Valley. 12.5%. Was not expecting much but once I was able to get the cork out this was excellent. Classic aged Cali Cab, good from the start and improved a little with time. Wonderful balance and flavors in a perfect place. No pruney flavors. First time some of my friends had a chance to try an aged Cab and they really enjoyed it. Not just intellectual but also just a great drink.

2003 Villa di Vetrice Vin Santa desert wine. No idea where I got this but a wonderful ending for the evening. Don't know much about this but will try and learn more.

2015 Le Cigare Volant magnum and 2012 Rudius Cab were quite enjoyable. The Rudius had an off putting cinnamon flavor in the beginning but really improved with time.

It has been a while since I popped multiple corks with friends and it brought me some much needed joy.

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#12306 Post by Yao C » September 14th, 2020, 12:13 pm

2002 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrieres
Ex-domaine; light-bodied and easygoing; hint of greenness that is nicely balanced with fruit and other complexities; relies on acidity for structure - the tannin is rather wispy and dissipated; lost some complexity and interest with aeration; pretty good value; good minus
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#12307 Post by Sharad S. » September 15th, 2020, 8:13 am

2014 BV Tapestry Reserve Blend

2017 Chappellet Merlot

2016 Hall Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Booker Oublie

2018 Creek's Edge Winery Rose
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#12308 Post by EmilDyrvig » September 15th, 2020, 2:13 pm

2017 Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc
2005 Sandrone Cannubi Boschis MG
2010 Camerano Cannubi San Lorenzo

Sandrone decanted for an hour, still super closed. After 2 hours opened up magnificently.

Camerano not decanted and open from first pour, I was pleasantly surprised.

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#12309 Post by Sean S y d n e y » September 15th, 2020, 4:00 pm

2017 Jean Descombes Morgon (George Duboeuf!)

If someone asked me what Gamay tastes like, I would just give them this bottle and nod sagely. So if you want $16 USD/$22 CAD worth of old vines archetypical Cru Beaujolais, this is your guy. Fresh red and blue fruit, nice acidity, a pinch of dusty tannin. A touch herbal, a bit of gravelly minerality with a touch of black pepper on the finish. A winner for me. No fuss, no muss.
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#12310 Post by Geoff F. » September 15th, 2020, 10:32 pm

2018 Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. What a tasty bottle of wine, especially for $30.
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#12311 Post by Steen T Olsen » September 16th, 2020, 9:00 am

Finca Valpiedra Rioja Reserva 2012- absolutely brilliant.
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#12312 Post by Jim Stewart » September 16th, 2020, 2:28 pm

2015 Cameron Hughes Dry Valley Creek Zinfandel Lot 630. Back from in the "Lot" days, not from the Monsieur "de Negoce". Very nice wine and a perfect companion for my Wagyu burger covered with caramelized onions. Just like my t-shirt says, life is good!
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#12313 Post by Russ Schultz » September 16th, 2020, 4:34 pm

de Negoce N.10 Rose and it is wonderful 58% Cabernet.

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#12314 Post by Max S. » September 16th, 2020, 6:19 pm

2015 COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico - instant hit
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#12315 Post by A1ex H » September 17th, 2020, 6:46 am

2009 Château Branaire-Ducru
A focused nose of blackberries and a hint of cedar. The palate is focused and full of dark fruit. Some graphite and underbrush. Good acidity. Still young but tasty. Not overdone in the slightest.
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#12316 Post by Ramon C » September 17th, 2020, 11:59 pm

2002 Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

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#12317 Post by EmilDyrvig » September 18th, 2020, 2:06 am

2014 Peter Michael Belle Cote
2015 Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille
2018 Domaine Nicolas Faure Nuits St. Georges Les Herbues
2018 Domaine Nicolas Faure Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune La Corvee de Bully
2010 Rinaldi Tre Tine

Nicolas Faure - WOW. As my friend put it: "this is DRC wine making quality, so many similarities". This is a guy to watch and prices will only go one way. Can't imagine what he can do if he gets access to other some other plots.

Rinaldi - sublime and already drinkable. Will only improve.

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#12318 Post by Sharad S. » September 18th, 2020, 1:29 pm

2014 St. Supery Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Robert Mondaxi BDX Oakville Blend
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#12319 Post by Corey N. » September 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm

All of these (technically opened by a friend)
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#12320 Post by S. Rash » September 18th, 2020, 5:24 pm

2018 Beckmen Vineyards Grenache
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#12321 Post by Brian Pinci » September 19th, 2020, 2:53 am

2005 Shirvington Cabernet drinking beautifully. Very floral nose and dark fruits. I have more bottles of this and it will definitely drink well for 10+ years. I’m getting back into Aussies after a long hiatus.
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#12322 Post by Sharad S. » September 19th, 2020, 7:45 am

2015 St. Supery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
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#12323 Post by Ron Erickson » September 19th, 2020, 12:41 pm

Last night in honor of RBG, 2008 St Innocent Justice.

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#12324 Post by Neal.Mollen » September 19th, 2020, 1:34 pm

Ron Erickson wrote:
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Last night in honor of RBG, 2008 St Innocent Justice.
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#12325 Post by Bud Carey » September 19th, 2020, 1:37 pm

2014 Rivers-Marie Silver Eagle pinot noir.
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#12326 Post by melvinyeo » September 20th, 2020, 6:54 am

  • 2014 Coriolis (Antica Terra) Pinot Noir - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (20/9/2020)
    Full and ripe, lavish amounts of oak both on nose and palate. Very much disjointed on opening. Profile seems more like a Napa Cab, hard to guess that it’s a pinot. Robust, well made but lacking elegance. Improved with air but nowhere near ready. Big wine that hasn’t quite settled, will sit on the Ceras and Botanica for much longer.
    100% of the profits from this wine goes to a cancer charity which is a nice touch.
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#12327 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » September 20th, 2020, 8:12 am

Last night 🔥

2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

Nose of white peach, green apple, fresh mint, and coconut with overlying petrol. On the palate some more honeyed and tropical fruit notes start to come into the foreground, intermingling with slate minerality. Medium in body and viscosity, with good concentration of flavor and acidity on the palate. Finish is long, ending with mint and slate. Delicious spätlese that is starting to develop, will plan to open my next bottle in 8-10 years.
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#12328 Post by Jeff_M. » September 20th, 2020, 8:31 am

Rafanelli 16 zin. Always a pleasing wine.
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#12329 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » September 21st, 2020, 5:03 am

2000 Chateau Magdelaine
2001 Chateau d’Issan

The Magdelaine was excellent, but I still feel like it needs more time, still a tad tight. The d’Issan was wide open for business, really good.

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#12330 Post by Lee Barnard » September 21st, 2020, 7:13 am

Had a few family members over for my son's first birthday.

1994 Beaucastel - Absolutely beautiful. None of the modern CDP jam or overripeness.
1998 La Gaffeliere - A pretty good nose and an awful palate. Just completely disappears in the mouth.
2014 Andrew Will Two Blondes - I've enjoyed the Andrew Will wines I've had in the past, but too much ripe merlot for me in this one. Others loved it.
2004 Ridge Monte Bello - Some distracting prune notes, but overall, very good and I'd rather be drinking this than 99% of Napa cabs.
2014 Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte - Really pretty strawberry on the nose. Well balanced - no depth or complexity, but you can't expect more from a $30 burgundy.

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#12331 Post by William Kelley » September 21st, 2020, 7:39 am

Just double-decanted a pristine bottle of 1982 Pichon Lalande to drink with 80-day dry aged Galician beef, along with a few other 1982s! Amazing how 1982s that have never travelled are frequently still on the young side, whereas those that have served time on the auction circuit often taste fully mature...
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#12332 Post by RyanC » September 21st, 2020, 8:15 am

Some real winners over the last week:

'16 Sassicaia - Not a wine I was seeking out, but a local Italian place has it for cheap (way below retail) on the list, so I thought I'd give it a try. And it's *really* good--dense and dark but also balanced, mineral, and surprisingly light on its feet for the level of concentration. Super-extra young and structured, and I'm not sure I'd pay the going rate, but there's no denying the quality. This clearly will age and improve for a long time.

'12 Rhys Chardonnay 'Alpine' - I've been lukewarm on some Rhys reds lately; some have aged beautifully, some have... not. No issues for me with the whites. This is as good of a CA Chard as I can remember. It has dense, concentrated citrus with an opulent PYCM-like texture and fine minerals. Lots of dry extract. Still quite young and absolutely will improve. Not sure I've had a better Rhys.

'12 Alzinger Riesling 'Steinertal' - Gosh this is good. It has fanned out since I last tasted it a few years ago, and now it shows a layered, wide-open and intense panoply of Riesling flavors to go with the laser-etched minerals. This is beautifully textured and opulent without being the least bit overblown. This is just a really, really classy middleweight. Yes, please.

'99 Philipponnat 'Clos des Goisses' - I've always been a big fan of this wine, but you need to know how to drink it. Similar to the last bottle I opened, this started out kind of funky and disjointed. But with some air, this turns into a beauty with intense fruit just on the precipice of maturity.
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